[alsa-devel] ESI reply!! (MAYA44 datasheet request)

Piotr Makowski oponek at gmail.com
Wed Aug 22 08:52:11 CEST 2007

Hi Piotr,

thank you very much for your email.
The data sheet and information you request does not exist in any format that
we could provide and frankly, we are way too busy with our normal work to
prepare something like that in a way that would be of general use and would
resemble what you require in your request.
I am well aware of the general request and I know the text you sent us
pretty well ... I have seen it many times before in various versions,
usually copied via cut & paste and sent to us in one way or another ... and
actually I am a bit tired of it. Unfortunatly we believe that the text and
the way the request is sent to us is not really useful and not tailored at
all to the special requirements that are common in this industry (pro audio
/ higher level sound card manufacturers) and that make this industry very
different from your auverage computer component manufacturer. It's my
personal experience, following the ALSA developer community for years, that
this sort of basic cultural understanding is only slowly changing
step-by-step but at a much slower pace than it could happen. Unfortunatly
the majority of ALSA developers still seem to be "computer guys" and not
"music guys" ... causing all sorts of problems that won't help to resolve
the culture crash between the different parties. Most "music" companies work
in a different way than typical IT companies. Our business are much smaller,
and time of every single employee is extremly critical for us. I guess this
all may sound ignorant to you, but please understand that I know what I am
talking about to a pretty good extent (you can actually look up my name on
the ALSA site where I am listed under contributors -
http://www.alsa-project.org/main/index.php/ALSA_contributors - so I have
experience on both sides).
Again, we are happy to be in contact with the individual developer who is
actually doing the development. If you volunteer to do the development
yourself and/or if you know someone who would do it, please inform me and we
can go from there.
Please don't get me wrong, I understand what you want and where you are
coming from, but this direct contact with the developer is a basic
requirement for us - sorry.
Best regards,
Claus Riethmueller
Managing Director ESI Audiotechnik GmbH

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